2017-08-16 / What's Happening

Galapagos Islands Audubon program

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a morning program in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday, August 30. The program will be held at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 49 South Green Street.

Admission will be free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The speaker will be Bridget Tinsley, PVAS's Land and Watershed Program Manager, who spent the summer of 2016 working in the islands. She will provide a brief history of the islands and describe the contemporary context of conservation efforts there.

The Galapagos Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. They are located about 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador, and are administered by that nation. The islands contain a wide variety of plants and animals, many of which are found nowhere else. Charles Darwin visited there in 1835, and his observations played a major role in his development of his theory of natural selection. The islands have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978.

For more information call 703-303-1026.

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